Eight workers died and another seven were injured after a factory tank exploded in the Ain Sokhna area of Suez on Thursday.
Chief of Suez Security Directorate Mohamed Gad received notification that the factory tank had exploded while employees were testing its function.
Civil Protection Forces and ambulances moved to site of the explosion and transferred the victims to Suez Public Hospital.
Police filed a report on the incident and referred it to prosecution for investigations.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm